Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution - 25th Anniversary Edition

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"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", May 19, 2010 - Computers - 520 pages
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This 25th anniversary edition of Steven Levy's classic book traces the exploits of the computer revolution's original hackers -- those brilliant and eccentric nerds from the late 1950s through the early '80s who took risks, bent the rules, and pushed the world in a radical new direction. With updated material from noteworthy hackers such as Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Richard Stallman, and Steve Wozniak, Hackers is a fascinating story that begins in early computer research labs and leads to the first home computers.

Levy profiles the imaginative brainiacs who found clever and unorthodox solutions to computer engineering problems. They had a shared sense of values, known as "the hacker ethic," that still thrives today. Hackers captures a seminal period in recent history when underground activities blazed a trail for today's digital world, from MIT students finagling access to clunky computer-card machines to the DIY culture that spawned the Altair and the Apple II.

 

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User Review  - RalphLagana - LibraryThing

This is a book for those interested in the early years of computer development. I enjoyed taking a trip down memory lane to that time when computers were largely over-sized pet rocks. What makes the ... Read full review

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User Review  - ilokhov - LibraryThing

Being younger than the original edition of this book, I never lived through the personal computer revolution. For someone like me this book therefore provides a valuable history lesson in the ... Read full review

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Contents

Northern California The Seventies
125
The Sierras The Eighties
239
Cambridge 1983
361
Appendix F About the Author
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Index
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